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How to Do a French Manicure

How to Do a French Manicure, Montreal Manicure
How to Do a French Manicure, Montreal Manicure

How to Do a French Manicure, Montreal Manicure

A classic look like French manicure will never go out of fashion. Easy enough for even beginners to complete at home, this timeless trend pairs well with anything from jeans to evening gowns!

Assume your nails need some TLC; trim them to your preferred length and file to shape them.

Base Coat

At the start of any French manicure is applying a base coat with clear or nude nail polish – one reason professional salon manicures last longer than home ones,” states Darlene Sritapan, OPI’s North American education and capability manager. A base coat creates an adhesive layer which helps prevent staining from nail staining.

Base coat can help to keep nails healthy. Before applying a base coat, moisturizing hands thoroughly with good hand moisturizer and gently pushing back cuticles is highly recommended.

As soon as you’re ready to begin the actual manicure, apply a small dot to each nail and start shaping it using a nail file. “For maximum effect,” advises Natalia Bychkova of Nail Art House Austin: “Create rounded tips around each dot.” This will create longer and slimmer-looking nails. Afterward, add a thin strip of white nail polish at the top of each nail — straight or curved depending on its shape or desired style – which should add the final touches before adding white nail polish strips along its length to make sure every nail looks perfect!


French manicures are a chic choice for adding sophistication to their look. Their timeless, classic and feminine style remains popular today and complements almost any outfit perfectly.

Start by applying a base coat and allowing it to fully dry before proceeding to apply two coats of Mademoiselle and waiting until each application has dried completely before proceeding further.

Once your nails have reached a lovely natural pink shade, it’s time to paint on white tips. You have several options when it comes to painting white tips: freehanding or using nail tape; for the latter method simply apply tape along your nail so that it lines up with where the pink and white meet – so-called smile line.

Apply white polish to the nail tips, wait until it has fully dried, remove the tape, and enjoy your new French manicure! For an extra pop, switch up your tips by choosing another hue than white.


Finalizing the French manicure involves adding white nail polish to the tips of your nails – this allows your personality to come through and give a special touch. Create clear French tips, choose different hues or experiment with shapes – the possibilities are limitless when it comes to this timeless look!

If you are just starting out and struggle to freehand paint, using a white nail polish pen to achieve this look can be helpful in keeping lines even. This method also keeps costs down!

The French manicure will remain a fashion favorite and elegant look suitable for every special event or social gathering. Be it attending a wedding or simply meeting friends for drinks with this timeless trend never goes out of style. Plus you can easily customize it to match your mood or personality, making your French manicure truly yours!

Top Coat

A transparent top coat is essential in protecting the appearance and preserving the life of any manicure, from chipping to peeling. Pearl top coats offer an added glossy sheen.

If you don’t feel adept enough to paint the tips freehand, French nail guide stickers (available at most beauty stores) make an excellent template. Or if that fails you, try using scotch tape or painter’s tape – simply line up its edge where pink and white polish meet on your nail, paint over it, then peel away gently when dry! For best results remove tape gently once varnish is dry to create perfect lines!

Alter the classic French manicure by selecting non-pink or cream colors for the tips. Blue, green, red and purple nails complemented with white tips can create an eye-catching contrast! Just be sure to always use base and top coat!

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